August 23, 2019


Link to the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

Link to the Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended
Find the standards that help ensure students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and to demonstrate knowledge.
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Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal
For the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD), available online are test administration functions, training, and informational resources.
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AASCD Sample Tasks
Find sample tasks for Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).
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Eligibility for Participation in Ohio's Alternate Assessment
Examine state and federal laws that inform whether a student can participate in Ohio's alternate assessment.
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OCBA (Science and Social Studies) Materials
View/Download the Test Coordinator's Manual
View/Download the Directions for Administration Manual

New Data Entry Interface Tutorial Now Available
Updated to reflect to reflect enhancements for the spring 2015 administration, a Data Entry Interface Tutorial can be found on the Ohio Assessment Systems Portal. All teachers, test administrators and second raters are encouraged to review the tutorial in advance of the test window.
Direct link to the Data Entry Interface Tutorial


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Parent Resources

Alternate Assessments: Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
A parent guide created by the National Center on Educational Outcomes in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education that provides families with infomation on alternate assessment is available online.
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Learning Opportunities for Your Child Through Alternate Assessments
An online resource created by the US Department of Education provides families with information on alternate assessment, NCLB, and IDEA.
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